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Old June 22 2013, 10:44 AM   #2346
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Beyerstein wrote: View Post
How would number of tickets sold not be the best way to measure the popularity of movies during their theatrical runs?
Because The Motion Picture, for example, seems to be wildly unpopular with people even though it has been the most successful Trek film at the box office.
How is that relevant, considering the question you were answering ?

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- If a theater only seats 100, and shows sell out, that's good. Indications are that the movie showing there is popular, and very possibly more could have been seated. If a theater seats 1000 in a large market, but only 100 buy tickets, that's not as good. Both count the same number of tickets sold, but there's likely a different thing going on in terms of popular interest.
Yeah but nation- or worldwide would average that out.

I think ticket # has the advantage of showing how many people saw it, while gross allows us to get at least a vague idea of profit. Adjusted is just a way to compare movies across time. None of those is very useful, just interesting.
And that's my opinion.
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